Jean Benoit

Phone: (603) 862-1419
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W177, Durham, NH 03824
Jean Benoit


  • Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Montreal

Courses Taught

  • CEE 665: Soil Mechanics
  • CEE 767/867: Geological Engineering
  • CEE 768/868: Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 778/878: Foundation Design I
  • CEE 779/879: Foundation Design II
  • CEE 967: In Situ Geotechnical Testing
  • CIE 665: Soil Mechanics
  • CIE 761: Foundation Design II
  • CIE 761/861: Foundation Design II
  • CIE 763/863: Geological Engineering
  • CIE 788: Project Planning and Design
  • CIE 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • CIE 861: Foundation Design II

Selected Publications

Coombs, S., Apostolov, A., Take, W. A., & Benoît, J. (2019). Mobility of dry granular flows of varying collisional activity quantified by smart rock sensors. Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

Keaton, J. R., Wartman, J., Anderson, S. A., Benoît, J., deLa Chapelle, J., Gilbert, R., & Montgomery, D. R. (2018). Discussion of “Case Study: Oso, Washington, Landslide of March 22, 2014—Material Properties and Failure Mechanism” by Timothy D. Stark, Ahmed K. Baghdady, Oldrich Hungr, and Jordan Aaron. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(11), 07018030. doi:10.1061/(asce)gt.1943-5606.0001919

Reiffsteck, P., Benoît, J., Bourdeau, C., & Desanneaux, G. (2018). Enhancing Geotechnical Investigations Using Drilling Parameters. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(3), 04018006. doi:10.1061/(asce)gt.1943-5606.0001836

Wartman, J., Montgomery, D. R., Anderson, S. A., Keaton, J. R., Benoît, J., dela Chapelle, J., & Gilbert, R. (2016). The 22 March 2014 Oso landslide, Washington, USA. Geomorphology, 253, 275-288. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.10.022


Benoı⁁t, J., & Stetson, K. P. (2003). Use of an Instrumented Flat Dilatometer in Soft Varved Clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 129(12), 1159-1167. doi:10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2003)129:12(1159)

Stetson, K. P., Benoit, J., & Carter, M. J. (2003). Design of an instrumented flat dilatometer. GEOTECHNICAL TESTING JOURNAL, 26(3), 302-309. Retrieved from

Bellotti, R., Benoît, J., Fretti, C., & Jamiolkowski, M. (1997). Stiffness of Toyoura Sand from Dilatometer Tests. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 123(9), 836-846. doi:10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(1997)123:9(836)

Benoît, J., Atwood, M. J., Findlay, R. C., & Hilliard, B. D. (1995). Evaluation of jetting insertion for the self-boring pressuremeter. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 32(1), 22-39. doi:10.1139/t95-003

Benoit, J., & Clough, G. W. (1986). Self‐Boring Pressuremeter Tests In Soft Clay. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 112(1), 60-78. doi:10.1061/(asce)0733-9410(1986)112:1(60)

Most Cited Publications